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April 2014, Week 2


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Conference | Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age

includes Keynote by Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton

Friday, April 18, 2014
Kislak Center, 6th Floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
University of Pennsylvania

The Second Annual Dick Wolf Cinema Studies Conference

From the Lumiere Brothers to YouTube, moving images have served as important diplomatic tools, carrying ideas about the proper formation of nations and citizens. Today, film and video are front and center in efforts to brand nations and influence public perception. From protest videos released on social networks to countries’ official submissions to the Oscars, film is used to communicate elements of national identity that often can’t be expressed through other channels.

Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age will look at the role of film and media in contemporary global politics. Leading scholars, filmmakers, and government officials will consider a range of recent political events, ongoing institutional projects, and current debates that reveal how film is being used as an instrument of political communication in South Asia, China, the Middle East, the U.S., and on the global stage.

9:15am: registration

9:30-10:45am Film Diplomacy Today
Moderator: Karen Beckman

“The Soviet Story and Memory Wars in the New Europe”
Kevin M. F. Platt

“Endangered Cinemas: The Disappearance of Foreign Language Films on U.S. Screens”
Anthony Kaufman

“Film and Dynamic Public Diplomacy”
Monroe Price and Sandra Ristovska

10:45-11am Break

11am-12pm Digital Diplomacy Today
moderator: Timothy Corrigan

“US Cultural Diplomacy in the 21st Century: New Media, New Technologies, New Directions”
Amelia Arsenault

“Iranian Government Digital Diplomacy Under President Hassan Rouhani”
Reza Marashi

12-1:30 lunch

1:30-3:15 Keeping Cool
Moderator: Meta Mazaj

“Neo-Ottoman Cool and the Geopolitical Drama of Arab-Turkish Relations”
Omar Al-Ghazzi and Marwan M. Kraidy

“Japan: A Super Culture Power’s Pursuit of Cool”
Nancy Snow

“Transnational Celebrity Activism and War Rapes in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Local Responses to Angelina Jolie’s film In the Land of Blood and Honey”
Zala Volcic

3:15pm break

3:30-4:45pm Producing Diplomacy
Moderator: Peter Decherney

“Film Diplomacy: Engaging and Empowering Voices around the World”
Catherine Collins

“For a Change: Films and Media Projects Before, During, and After”
Peter Almond

4:45pm break

“Inform, Inspire, Incite to Action: Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age”
Alec Ross
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